In the news: Melrose Commons and Webster Green
Mapping More Supportive Housing in The Bronx
Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) continues its commitment to sustainable development that builds healthy communities with two affordable/supportive housing projects currently under construction in The Bronx. The 76,000-square-foot, eight-story Webster Green in Norwood will provide 82 units of permanent housing equally divided among supportive and affordable units in a mix of studios and one-and two-bedrooms. The building includes on-site social services and features an outdoor recreation area, residence lounges, a community room, and laundry facilities. The project is being developed by the Doe Fund, which focuses on affordable and supportive housing for vulnerable populations, including the formerly homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. It is expected to be completed in spring of 2018 and to achieve LEED Gold certification.
MAP has been involved in the planning and design of specific sites in Melrose Commons since the 1990s. Melrose Commons, Site C, located in the Morrisania section of the borough, is said to be the gateway to the new South Bronx and is being developed by The Bridge, a leader in providing housing, case management, and behavioral health services to the most vulnerable. The 58-unit permanent supportive housing development provides homes for adults with serious mental illness, with a preference for veterans. The 35,000-square-foot, nine-story building includes a community room with a kitchen, a computer lab, and outdoor recreational space, as well as on-site case management services. Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2018.